Amsterdam is known as canal city - as you walk around the central parts canals criss-cross each other, and this is the most common sight that you will see.
Everyone cycles in Amsterdam - whether headed for work or for play, you get on your wheels and cycle your way...it is said even the dogs' cycle. And, every once in a while a cycle drowns its sorrows in some tipple and hangs itself from a bridge. Sigh! Tragic!